Jacob Hoefnagel

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Jacob Hoefnagel
1573?-ca. 1632
Orpheus Charming the Animals
1613
Watercolor and gouache, heightened with white gouache, over traces of black chalk, on vellum mounted to panel; bordered in gold.
6 9/16 x 8 5/16 inches (167 x 211 mm)
Purchased on the Sunny Crawford von Bülow Fund 1978.
1998.22
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Signed and dated at lower left, in gold, "Ja: Houfnagl / 1613".
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Private Collection, England; acquired from Artemis SA, Luxembourg.
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The drawing derives from Jan Bruegel and Hendrik van Balen's painting of the same subject formerly on the art market (Fred R. Kline Gallery, Santa Fe).

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